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The Des Moines Register Metro Edition Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Page15A as Control of the Iowa Legislature Democrats keep Senate, House Though Republicans don't gain majority rule, they do claim some important victories lL,.n,.lJ,Wll,lh- r, By JENNIFER JACOBS jejacobsdmreg.com After a battle royal in the Iowa Legislature, Democrats appeared on track to hold onto their majority in the House and Senate. Late Tuesday, Republicans, who were hoping to end their frustration with two years of Democratic rule, appeared to be at a slight disadvantage. Democrats had won 50 seats, while Republicans had captured 42. In the Senate, the Democrats held a 30-19 edge, with two races too close to call. Until the election, Democrats had a firm grip on all three decision-making parts of state government with a 53-47 edge in the House, a 30-20 advantage in the Senate, and a Democratic governor. There were plenty of bright spots Tuesday for Republicans. In the Senate, GOP challenger Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls beat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Danielson of Waterloo. In the House, GOP challenger Renee Schulte of Cedar Rapids triumphed over incumbent Democrat Art Staed of Cedar Rapids. Republican challenger Kent Sorenson of Indianola took down incumbent Democrat Mark Davitt of Indianola. Newcomer Chris Hagenow, a Republican of Windsor Heights, 2008 Iowa Legislature Results as of 12:05 a.m. f , torn JUSTIN HAYWORTHTHE REGISTER Gene Reasoner of Des Moines watches election results during the Iowa Republican Party's election watch party in downtown Des Moines. won an open seat, squeaking past the mayor of Windsor Heights, Democrat Jerry Sullivan. In other open House seats, Republican Annette Sweeney of Alden triumphed, as did Republican Nick Wagner of Marion and Republican Kevin Koester of Ankeny. Voters gave a thumbs-up to Republican leader Christopher Rants, who faced a tough challenger, and validated Democrat-turned-Republican Dawn Petten-gill of Mount Auburn. But Democrats had some successes, too. Kerry Burt, a former Iowa Hawkeye football player who is now a Waterloo firefighter, defeated former television news anchorwoman Tami Wiencek, an incumbent Republican. Retired Independence High School coach Gene Ficken, a Democrat, beat incumbent Republican Dan Rasmussen. Another Democratic newcomer, Sharon Steckman, a retired IOWA SENATE Needed for majority: 26 30 Democrats 19 Republicans 1 to be decided IOWA HOUSE Needed for majority: 51 50 Democrats B4 42 Republicans 8 to be decided Source: Associated Press The Register teacher from Mason City, will take a seat from Republican Bill Schickel, who did not seek re-election. And Democrat John Beard of Decorah will take the seat Republican Rep. Chuck Gipp is vacating. Despite an intense battle, Republicans Danny Carroll of Grinnell failed to reclaim his seat from Democrat Eric Palmer Oskaloosa. And Christian radio host Jamie Johnson, a Republican from Stratford, lost his skirmish against decorated war veteran McKinley Bailey, a Democrat from Webster City. Incumbent Paul Shomshor staved off Republican Scott Belt of Council Bluffs. Too close to call was the race between wealthy farmer Ross Paustian, a Republican trying to oust the youngest woman serving in the Statehouse, Democrat Elesha Gayman, 30. In the Senate, Democratic Rep. Swati Dandekar of Marion made a smooth switch from the House to an open Senate seat. In other closely-watched races in the Senate, newcomers Republican Tim Kapucian, a farmer from Keystone, beat Democrat Randy Braden, a school superintendent from Vinton. Democrat Steve Sodders, a sheriff's deputy from State Center, beat Republican Jarret Heil, a congressional staffer from Marshalltown. Republican Jerry Behn, a farmer from Boone, held off Democrat Albert Sorensen. Republican James Hahn staved off a fierce challenge from Democrat Sharon Savage, owner of a Muscatine bookstore. Too close to call on deadline were Republican Mark Zieman, a trucking company owner from Postville, who faced a vehement challenge from Democrat Mary Jo Wilhelm, a real estate appraiser from Cresco. Iowa Legislative Races House District 1 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-Wes Whitead, D (i) 5,709 - 50 Jeremy Taylor, R 5,703 - 50 District 2 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-Roger Wendt, D (i) 4,300 - 51 Rick Bertrand,R 4,109 - 49 District 3 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-ChuckSoderberg,R(i) 10,421 -76 TJ.Templeton, 03,264-24 District 4 19 of 19 precincts -100 x-Dwayne Alons, R (i) 12,307 - 82 James Van Bruggen, D 2,684 -18 District 7 36 of 36 precincts-100 x-Marcella Frevert, D (i) 7,821 - 59 DebraSatern,R 5,524 -41 District8 34 of 35 precincts -97 Dolores Mertz,D (07,783-51 Stephen Richards, R 7,475 -49 District 9 25 of 25 precincts -100 x-McKinley Bailey, D (i) 7,349 - 55 Jamie Johnson, R 5,945 -45 District 10 25 of 25 precincts -100 x-Dave Deyoe, R (i) 9,134 - 60 Susan Radke.D 6,21 1-40 District 11 29 of 29 precincts -100 x-Henry Rayhons, R (i) 8,360 - 57 Ann Marie Fairchild, 0 6,220 - 43 District 12 28 of 28 precincts-100 x-Linda Upmeyer, R (i) 10,063 - 70 Randall Rainer.D 4,360 -30 Districts 13 of 13 precincts -100 x-Sharon Steckman, D 8,298 - 57 Scott Tornquist,R 6,234 -43 District 14 15 of 30 precincts-50 Mark Kuhn,D(i) 6,174 - 72 Jeff Mosiman.R 2,449 -28 District 15 28 of 28 precincts -100 x-Brian Quirk, D (i) 9,635 - 74 Dan Lensing, PEC 3,325 -26 District 16 21 of 21 precincts-100 x-John Beard, D 8,156 -56 Randy Schissel.R 6,334 -44 District 17 23 of 23 precincts -100 x-Pat Grassley, R (i) 9,762 - 66 Cayla Baresel, D 5,055 - 34 District 18 28 of 28 precincts -100 x-Andrew Wenthe, D (i) 7,836 - 56 Austin Lorenzen, R 6,162 - 44 District 19 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Bob Kressig.D 0)8,363-58 CarlinHageman,R 6,176 - 42 District 20 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Doris Kelley, 0 (i) 9,717 - 58 Vic Mokricky, R 7,057 - 42 District 21 13 of 13 precincts -100 . x-Kerry Burt, D 6,538 -51 Tami Wiencek, R (i) 6,391 - 49 District 23 20 of 21 precincts -95 Gene Ficken, D 5,741 - 50 Dan Rasmussen, R (i) 5,675 - 50 District 26 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-Polly Bukta, D (i) 8,303 - 63 Jonathan Van Roekel, R 4,820 - 37 District 27 11 of 11 precincts-100 x-Charles Isenhart, D 7,329 - 63 Lou Oswald, R 4,272 - 37 District 28 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-Pat Murphy, D (i) 7,659 - 68 Darren White, R 3,637 -32 District 29 30 of 30 precincts -100 x-Nate Willems, D 10,463 - 58 Emma Nemecek, R 7,432 - 42 District 31 24 of 24 precincts -100 x-Ray Zirkelbach, D (i) 9,442 - 66 Dena Himes, R 4,935 - 34 District 32 20 of 20 precincts -100 x-Steven Lukan, R (i) 10,080 - 69 Tom Avenarius, D 4,539 - 31 District 33 11 of 11 precincts -100 x-Dick Taylor, D (i) 9,192-70 Kathy Potts, R 3,970 -30 District 35 23 of 23 precincts -100 x-Kraig Paulsen, R (i) 10,588 - 58 Mike Robinson, D 7,512 -42 District 36 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Nick Wagner, R 10,673 -56 Gretchen Lawyer, D 8,549 - 44 District 37 11 of 11 precincts -100 x-Renee Schulte, R 8,587 -50 Art Staed, D(i) 8,540 -50 District 39 22 of 22 precincts -100 x-Dawn Pettengill, R (i) 8,270 - 55 Terry Hertle, 06,869 -45 District 40 22 of 22 precincts -100 x-Lance Horbach, R (i) 8,888 - 61 Chris Bearden, 05,753 -39 District 41 15 of 15 precincts -100 x-Paul Bell, D (1)8,835 -60 Adam Vandal), R 5,804 -40 District 43 11 of 11 precincts -100 x-Mark Smith, 0 (i) 7,244 -57 Jane Jech.R 5,513 -43 District 44 19 of 19 precincts -100 x-Annette Sweeney, R 7,482 - 54 Tim Hoy, 06,481 -46 District 45 13 of 13 precincts -100 x-Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D (i) 8,516-58 Ryan Rhodes, R 6,146-42 District 46 13 of 13 precincts -100 x-lisa Heddens, D (i) 11,863 - 79 Eric Cooper, Lib 3,101 -21 District 47 21 of 21 precincts-100 x-Ralph Watts, R(i) 15,067 - 60 Susan Temere, D 10,221 -40 District 49 18 of 18 precincts -100 x-Helen Miller, D(i) 7,841 -60 Michael Littzen, R 5,311 -40 District 50 27 of 27 precincts -100 x-Dave Tjepkes, R (i) 8,1 82-65 Lynne Gentry, D 4,492 -35 District 52 20 of 20 precincts -100 Senate District 4 68 of 72 precincts -94 x-Jack Kibbie, D(i) 17,816-72 Ken Vaske,GRP 7,024 -28 District 6 58 of 58 precincts -100 x-Merlin Bartz, R 14,268 - 49 Doug Thompson, 0 12,447 - 43 Kenneth Abrams, Ind 2,232 - 8 District 8 43 of 50 precincts -86 Mary Jo Wilhelm, D 10,376 - 51 Mark Zieman, R (i) 9,929 - 49 District 10 26 of 26 precincts -100 x-Walt Rogers, R 12,088 -56 Jeff Danielson, D (i) 9,613 - 44 District 12 45 of 46 precincts -98 x-Brian Schoenjahn, D (i) 14,820 -64 Rebecca Wearmouth, R 8,495 - 36 District 14 21 of 21 precincts -100 x-Pam Jochum, D 15,816 - 68 John Hulsizer, R 7,428 - 32 District 16 44 of 44 precincts -100 x-Tom Hancock, D (i) 16,084 - 55 Dave McLaughlin, R 13,109-45 District 18 39 of 39 precincts -100 x-Swati Dandekar, D 20,512 - 54 Joe Childers, R 17,283 - 46 District 20 44 of 44 precincts -100 x-Tim Kapucian, R 15,534 - 53 Randy Braden, D 13,847-47 District 22 30 of 30 precincts -100 x-Steve Sodders, D 14,720 - 56 Jarret Heil, R 11,791 -44 District 24 35 of 35 precincts -100 x-Jerry Behn, R (i) 22,902 - 59 Albert Sorensen, D 16,181 -41 District 34 30 of 30 precincts -100 x-Dick Dearden, 0 0)17,418 - 65 Scott Strosahl, R 9,532 - 35 District 36 36 of 40 precincts -90 Paul McKinley, R 0)15,812 -62 Deb Ballalatak,D 9,680 -38 District 38 22 of 46 precincts -48 Tom Rielly.D (i) 10,632 - 59 Michael Hadley.R 7,441 -41 District 40 35 of 35 precincts -100 James Hahn, R (i) 14,094-52 Sharon Savage, D 12,862 - 48 District 42 39 of 39 precincts -100 x-Shawn Hamerlinck, R 12,184 -53 Frank Wood, D (i) 10,855 -47 District 44 34 of 35 precincts -97 x-Thomas Courtney, D (i) 15,220 -60 David Kerr, R 10,236 -40 District 46 33 of 33 precincts -100 x-GeneFraise,D 0)15,214 -57 Doug Abolt, R 11,542 -43 District 48 69 of 69 precincts -100 x-Kim Reynolds, R 14,237 - 53 Ruth Smith, 011,626 -43 Rodney Schmidt, Ind 996 - 4 District 50 20 of 20 precincts -100 x-Michael Gronstal, D (i) 13,246 -58 Mark Brandenburg, R 9,687 - 42 x-GaryWorthan,R (i)7,358 -66 Russell Camerer,D 3,832 -34 . District 53 18 of 18 precincts -100 x-Dan Huseman, R (i) 8,397 - 58 Lori Sokolowski, D 5,980 - 42 District 54 9of9precincts-100 x-Christopher Rants, R (i) 7,319 -58 Carlos Venable-Ridley, D 5,308 -42 District 56 17 of 27 precincts -63 Matt Windschitl, R 0)6,174 - 59 Jan Creasman,D 4,297 -41 District 57 25 of 25 precincts -100 x-Jack Drake, R(i) 8,283-59 Ron Rosmann.D 5,816 -41 District 58 22 of 24 precincts -92 x-Clel Baudler.R 0)7,547 -59 Christopher Nelson, 0 5,220 - 41 District 59 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Chris Hagenow, R 8,192 - 50 Jerry Sullivan, D 8,051 -50 District 60 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Peter Cownie, R 8,861 - 55 Alan Koslow.D 6,832 - 42 Russ Gibson, Lib 499 -3 District 61 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-JoOldson,D 0) 10,442 -67 Eric Kohlsdorf, R 5,191 -33 District 62 13 of 13 precincts -100 x-Bruce Hunter, D (i) 7,277 - 63 Chris Sanger, R 4,222 -37 District 63 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Scott Raecker, R (i) 11,073 - 61 Nita Garvin, D 7,064 -39 District 64 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Janet Petersen, D 0) 10,168 - 67 Steve Svejda,R 4,992 - 33 District 65 15 of 15 precincts -100 x-Wayne Ford, D (i) 7,773 - 70 David Barnett,R 3,382 -30 District 66 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Ako Abdul-Samad, D (i) 6,648 -78 Chris Moeller,Grn 1,872 -22 District 67 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Kevin McCarthy, D (i) 9,239 - 64 Larry Disney, R 5,145 -36 District 68 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Rick Olson, D (i)8,557 -67 Larry Voorhees.R 4,240 -33 District 69 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Erik Helland, R 14,159 -61 . Richard Sosalla, D 9,065 - 39 District 70 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Kevin Koester, R 11,992 -54 Matt Pfaltzgraf.D 10,274 - 46 District 71 13 of 13 precincts -100 x-Jim Van Engelenhoven, R (i) 9,413 -62 Pat Vanzante,D 5,815 -38 District 72 22 of 26 precincts -85 Rich Arnold, R 0)6,646 -65 James Demichelis, D 3,590 - 35 District 73 28 of 28 precincts -100 x-Jodi Tymeson, R (i) 10,448 - 62 Maxine Bussanmas, D 6,508 - 38 District 74 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Kent Sorenson, R 8,822 - 50 Mark Davitt, D (i) 8,653 - 50 District 75 7 of 14 precincts - 50 Eric Palmer, D(i) 4,298 -57 Danny Carroll, R 3,258 -43 District 76 15 of 31 precincts-48 Betty De Boef, R (i) 6,282 - 60 Jim Van Scoyoc, D 4,149 - 40 District 77 12 of 12 precincts -100 x-Mary Mascher, D (i) 11,229 - 82 Chris Brewer, PEC 2,412 -18 District 79 21 of 21 precincts-100 x-Jeff Kaufmann, R (i) 9,427 - 67 Rebecca Spears, D 4,732 - 33 District 80 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Nathan Reichert, D (i) 7,255 - 56 Robert Howard, R 5,797 -44 District 81 9 of 10 precincts -90 Phyllis Thede, D 3,945 - 50 Jamie Van Fossen, R (i) 3,944 - 50 District 83 23 of 23 precincts -100 x-Steven Olson, R 0)7,799 -57 Steve Smith, D 5,856 -43 District 84 16 of 16 precincts -100 x-Ross Paustian, R 4,930 - 54 Elesha Gayman, D(i) 4,275 -46 District 85 10 of 10 precincts-100 x-JimLykam,D(i) 4,965 -60 Linda Greenlee, R 3,244 - 40 District 86 9 of 9 precincts -100 x-Cindy Winckler, D (i) 3,910 - 64 Joseph Sturgis, R 2,180 - 36 District 87 21 of 21 precincts-100 x-Tom Sands, R(i) 6,864-53 Frank Best, D 5,987 -47 District 89 20 of 20 precincts -100 x-LarryMarek,D 7,289 -51 Jarad Klein, R 7,129 -49 District 90 25 of 26 precincts -96 x-John Whitaker, D (i) 10,030 - 87 Dan Cesar, Oth 1,532 -13 District 91 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Dave Heaton.R 0)8,535 -58 Ron Fedler.D 6,286 -42 District 92 18 of 18 precincts -100 x-Jerry Kearns, D 9,994 - 67 Gary Ramaker.R 4,815 -33 District 93 14 of 14 precincts -100 x-Mary GaskiILD 0)4,799 -71 Rick McClure, PEC 1,916 -29 District 94 28 of 28 precincts -100 x-KurtSwaim,D 0)8,899 -65 Howard Hubbard, R 4,869 -35 District 95 29 of 29 precincts -100 x-Mike Reasoner, D (i) 7,589 - 56 Doug Smith, R 5,890 -44 District 96 39 of 39 precincts -100 x-Cecil Dolecheck,R 0)7,771 -60 Dennis Cooper, D 5,257 -40 District 99 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-DougStruyk,R(i) 5,723-52 Kurt Hubler, 05,330 -48 District 100 10 of 10 precincts -100 x-Paul Shomshor, D (i) 6,140 - 52 Scott Belt, R 5,627 -48 Uncontested State Senate -District 2 Randy Feenstra, GOP State Senate -District 26 Steve Kettering (i), GOP State Senate -District 28 James Seymour (i), GOP State Senate -District 30 Pat Ward (i), GOP State Senate -District 32 Brad Zaun 0), GOP State House -District 5 Royd Chambers (i), GOP State House -District 6 Mike May (i), GOP State House -District 22 Deborah Berry (i), Dem State House -District 24 Roger Thomas (i), Dem State House -District 25 TomSchuellerO), Dem State House -District 30 Dave Jacoby (i), Dem State House -District 34 Todd Taylor (i), Dem State House -District 38 Tyler Olson (i), Dem State House-District 42 Geri Huser (i), Dem State House -District 48 Donovan Olson (i), Dem State House -District 51 Rod Roberts (i), GOP State House -District 55 Jason Schultz,GOP State House -District 78 Vicki Lensing (i), Dem State House -District 82 Linda Miller (i), GOP State House -District 88 Dennis Cohoon 0), Dem State House -District 97 Rich Anderson (i),GOP State House -District 98 Greg Forristall (i), GOP Q1 iPPWKWi r JTTWTTFllsir On. ii niii.ji' 1 1 in Min n i j'j mi wiii mmM" Jfc iuk'i iMi'iYinrmiri' rrinnrnrrH't-r-'T-n-Tt- M

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